President Joe Biden’s Plans to spend billions of dollars on U.S. charging networks can encourage more Americans to buy electric car, give General Motors with Ford The fuel that cars urgently need in the fight against the epidemic Tesla.
The Biden administration accepted a bipartisan agreement in the Senate on Thursday to spend US$1.2 trillion on infrastructure projects, of which US$7.5 billion will be spent on electric vehicle infrastructure, including charging stations. Any bill must be passed by both houses of Congress, and both houses of Congress are under the narrow control of the Biden Democratic Party.
NORD/LB automotive analyst Frank Schwope said: “Consumers need better infrastructure to purchase electric vehicles, which may benefit General Motors and Ford and Stellatis.”
Previously, Biden had sought 1.5 billion U.S. dollars to build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations. In a 2018 report, consulting firm McKinsey estimated that by 2030, the United States will need approximately $11 billion in capital investment to deploy the country’s 13 million chargers for electric vehicles.
“Effective legislation should include investment in charging infrastructure, especially in urban areas and along highway corridors, which will help give consumers more confidence in buying electric vehicles,” General Motors Said in a statement.
Ford said in a statement that it was “encouraging” to see progress made by both parties in overdue infrastructure investments.
The company said, “We hope that the final product can realize and accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles.”
Tesla’s fast super charging network provides it with a competitive advantage. At the same time, other automakers have formed alliances or invested in online startups to promote new electric vehicles into the market.Electric vehicle sales only 2As a percentage of total U.S. car sales in 2020.
There are two types of public charging stations for electric vehicles: slower level 2 chargers, which take about an hour to charge from 10 miles (16 kilometers) to 20 miles (32 kilometers); and those that can increase the range of 60 to 80 miles in 20 minutes of charging. DC fast charger.
Volkswagen Electrify America will have 800 charging stations and more than 3,500 ultra-fast chargers in the United States, and the department said it is encouraged by the spending plan.
Other companies such as Blink, EVgo and Charging point Also establish a nationwide charging network, but the speed is much slower than their counterparts China, Where there is strong government support for electric vehicles.
As of May, there were approximately 884,000 charging stations in China, compared to only approximately 42,000 in the United States.
A study by Cox Motors shows that Americans are hesitant to buy electric vehicles because of concerns about the range and high price of electric vehicles, as well as weak charging infrastructure.
“It (infrastructure) can push people, but people in big cities must be different from people in rural areas,” said Schwop, an automotive analyst.
“In rural areas, you need more mileage than in cities. Especially in big cities, the driving force will be greater.”